EU’s trying trilogues

By |november 27th, 2017|Council of Ministers, European Parliament, Frans Timmermans, News, transparency, Trilogues|

MEPs want to tell the world what happens in their negotiations with member states over proposed legislation, but the EU’s national capitals are resisting. Why do governments have an impulse to hide what they do in Brussels?

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Balancing secrecy and openness, the EU strives for transparency

By |november 23rd, 2017|Council of Ministers, Emily O'Reilly, EU Ombudsman, European Parliament, Frans Timmermans, lobbying, News, transparency, Transparency International, Transparency Register|

EU laws go through a roller-coaster of opacity, with lawmaking only becoming visible in some parts of the process. But a new regime could extend this transparency from conception to birth.

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New energy labels on household appliances could save hundreds on energy bills

By |marec 23rd, 2017|Ashley Fox, BEUC, coreper, Council of Ministers, energy, Energy efficiency, energy labeling directive, EU 2020, Euroepan Parliament, Martina Werner, News, Sylvia Maurer|

An agreement on draft legislation of energy labels for household appliances was reached by the European Parliament and the Council of the Ministers on Tuesday.

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